Kyrie is in good spirits, but is worried about how his ankle will react to Game 7 in Boston.
The Cavaliers are down 4-2 to the Celtics in the best-of-seven series.
Kyrie said after Wednesday’s practice, “I feel great.
It’s great to get a win, but I’m worried about my ankle.”
He said it was “great to play the game.
I think it’s great.
I feel good.”
He added, “We’re not getting beat.
We’re just trying to make it a good series.
If we don’t get a series win, it’s going to be a tough one for us.”
Irving said he had no concerns about getting hurt.
“It’s not a concern.
I’ve got my ankle, and I’ll play the rest of the game,” Irving said.
“I’m feeling great.
We’ve got a great team around me.
I’m feeling really good right now.
I don’t think about it at all. “
When you get to Game 5, you feel great and you’re ready to go.
I don’t think about it at all.
I just go out there and play.
I’ll see how the ankle feels, but it’ll be good.”
Kyrie played in four of the Cavs’ last five games.
“He’s a really big part of our team, he’s a big part for our success.
He’s a very good player, and he’s going out there to help the team,” coach Byron Scott said.
Irving, who led the Cavs to the NBA Finals last season, has missed four straight games with a sprained ankle, but the Cavaliers are confident they will have him back Thursday against the Boston Celtics.
“You look at what he’s done in his career, it doesn’t get any better,” Kyrie told reporters.
“That’s the biggest thing for us to take away from the game: That we got a big win.
We want to keep it that way, but we want to win it.
We’ll take a lot of pride in the win.”